George Szalai

Simon Cowell

'X Factor' U.K. Season Debut Ratings Rise

The season opener of "The X Factor" in the U.K. drew stronger overnight ratings than the last two seasons' debut episodes as Simon Cowell returned as a judge on the ITV show for the first time since 2010.
Simon Cowell

Can Simon Cowell Revive 'X Factor' U.K.?

The "X Factor" creator Simon Cowell will return as a judge on the U.K. version of the show this Saturday night amid hopes that its ratings can be revived in what will be its 11th season.